Weekly Roundup - April 2, 2016
One thing I don't really understand is when businesses make changes to their business models. Everyone knows how disruptive Amazon has been to the traditional brick and mortar retail business and they've taken more and more market share away every year. I heard about this over the last couple weeks and it really kind of boggles my mind, although to be fair I haven't researched the motive/reasoning for the change. Amazon has opened up some brick and mortar book stores despite that being the very business model they've set out to destroy. I know this is probably just a niche thing they're doing in probably two locations but I just don't see the reasoning for opening up a traditional retail front when you're company's business is focused on destroying the traditional retail model. Sometimes managements really throw a curve ball at you.
I finally finished reading Pat Dorsey's "The Five Rules for Successful Investing" (affiliate link) and it really is a great read for anyone wanting to learn more about investing as well as analyzing companies. You can expect a book review at some point, I hate to commit to a time frame on that since I still owe y'all one on The Outsiders (affiliate link) by William Thorndike, but eventually they'll get written.
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Ah...I must be one of the few people that actually enjoys being at work. Well, kind of. The great thing about my job is that when everything's running smoothly I can read/write while on the clock. I was able to get several articles written this week and a couple more started so it was a successful week in terms of writing/learning.
Despite what has been great weather I was a very lazy this past week when it comes to improving my health. There's really no excuse for it but for some reason I'm having a difficult time swapping back over to working nights. It usually takes me 2-3 days to get adjusted but I've been back at work for over a week now and I'm still not into a normal groove just yet. I still got in one day of walking though and ended March at 40.47 miles. Not bad considering that I listen to podcasts during that time so I kill two birds with one stone. I also got in one kettle bell/bodyweight workout this week and plan to start adding more of those into my daily routine.
On to the Roundup
In case you missed them, here's the posts from Passive-Income-Pursuit this past week.
- Net Worth Update - February 2016
- Is Johnson & Johnson Overvalued? on Seeking Alpha
- Who's Next: In Search of the Next Dividend Champions on Seeking Alpha
- PepsiCo: Too Pricey? on Seeking Alpha
Once again I'd like to say thanks to each and every one of you that read, commented, and shared posts from here this past week. I think this dividend growth investing and financial independence community is amazing and the openness from everyone is awesome. Thanks again!
Now on to the links!
Investors in Search of 7 Minute Abs by A Wealth of Common Sense
Roth vs Traditional IRAs: Retire 29 Jumps the Shark by Retire 29
Focused Dividend Investing: Pros and Cons by Dividend Growth Investor
We've Tasted FI and it is Sweet by Income Surfer
The Financial Freedom Formula by Tawcan
5 Truths About Traveling the World in Your 20's by Retire Before Dad
Personal Health - Spreading Awareness by FI Fighter
Canadian Stocks to DRIP by Roadmap2Retire
Recent Stock Purchase March 2016 by DivHut
Starting from Scratch: Building Your Dividend Growth Portfolio by Sure Dividend
How to Score a $50 Car Payment for Life by Root of Good
A Dozen Things I've Learned from Dr. Michael Burry About Investing by 25iq
Doubling Down in March by DivGro
Dynamite Comes in Small Packages: 10 Small Caps for Explosive Returns by Chuck Carnevale
When Analysts Warn About a Dividend Cut Should You Listen by On2Freedom via Seeking Alpha
Also, if you're looking for investment ideas, A Frugal Family's Journey keeps a list of stock analyses and recent buys from fellow bloggers.
I hope you all have a great weekend!
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